About your Search

20121223
20121223
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)
to the energy legislation where byrd worked tirelessly on it to get it done without a filibuster. he had the sense that the senate leader should have a special relationship with the president and that is the way the system was supposed to work. of course, the most important in for the senate leader is to make the senate work. byrd knew the senate rules better than any person that ever lived. he lived in dealing with the notion of the fear of a paralyzed senate. he wanted to think that the rules worked, but he knew that in fact jim allen of alabama had cracked the code. he had figured out how to have this filibuster so the senate could be tied up in paralyzed. robert byrd like to think you have to be an expert to do this , but it turned out you do not need to be an expert at all. a couple of senators did not know the rules and they tied the senate up. byrd struggled with the notion of how to keep the unique character of the senate without having a paralyzed? in that regard, he championed rules change. he got some done in 1979. he knew that the senate rules do not work. if they were not fi
're moving to where they can thrive. and this benefits every american. we look at energy development and we talk about that at the national level of how it can create prosperity for our country if we open it up. we don't have to guess at whether or not it works. i mean, we can look at north dakota, you can look at pennsylvania. states that have gone around the federal rules and figured out how to develop their own energy are creating jobs and tax revenue to their governments. they were able to lower their taxes, use the revenue to improve everything about their states. and here we make it political and partisan on whether or not our country can develop more and more energy. but at the state level it's just about what works. and all we have to do is look at what works. this is not rocket science. i came to washington as a novice in politics, believing in the power of ideas, seeing how ideas can revolutionize different industries, can create new products and services meeting the needs of customers everywhere. and that's what i hoped we could do here in washington. maybe naively i went to work
president george h.w. bush could spend christmas in hospital. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he goes home. >> gregg: we certainly wish him well and speedy recovery. new government report, holiday hiring is fast approaching a 12-year record, great news? you have to ask yourself how many of she is seasonal jobs will be made permanent or they just vanish come january 2nd. how do we stimulate the growth of the higher paid jobs in technology and manufacturing that we really need to get the economy moving again. joining us is brenda buttner. good to see you. that is the good news. seasonal hiring is a record high? >> yeah it really is. we have had some reports from that basically we've seen 20% increase of holiday hiring from last year. amazon, target both reporting 21% more increase in hiring. >> gregg: how long are those going to hang around? >> that is a good question. we always see a drop-off that cliff of the employment cliff in january. what is more revealing we're seeing so much increase of hiring it was mainly in november. i would like to see december's numbers. we e
energy before he goes home. >>> voters in egypt appear to have approved an islamist backed constitution. women are concerned their rights could be curtailed once the constitution is implemented. >>> holiday travellers in the nation's heartland today got a break from last week's storms. a new storm system hitting the west coast could threaten christmas travel later on this week. >>> south african archbishop desmond tutuhas added his name to the list of those praying for nelson mandela's recovery. >>> who was michelle obama before she got to the white house? a new book called "a salute to michelle obama" tries to answer that. joining me now is patrick henry bass, editorial project director. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> what are people going to learn? >> we have been covering michelle obama since 2006. what we see with michelle obama, she sort of sinks like we are still learning things about here. what we wanted to do with this particular book, we have done two previous obama books. we did the obama's portrait of america's first family before they entered the white
to entertain our troops around the world. ♪ >> have some fun? >> loved it. love it. >> it as high energy show and keeps going. we just keep pumping the songs out. ♪ >> sinise has been giving back since his first uso tour in 2003. fox news cameras were in iraq that year and caught sinise playing base during an impromptu performance with singer chris isaac "i walk the line." >> enenergiesed by that experience he formed the lieutenant dan band named after his character double amputee lieutenant dante elector from the classic forest gump. >> i'm sorry i ruined your new year's eve party, lieutenant dan. >> sinise forged and unbreakable bond with america's wounded warrior. >> that is a lot of role that people remember you for. >> lieutenant dan. >> anything for the troops. >> from the youngest private to colonels they are excited about lieutenant dan. >> well, lieutenant dan is excited about seeing them. >> does it get tire some being so close to identifying with just one role. >> i realize at a certain point it meant something to them because it is a resilient story of somebody that goes through
that's the solution. congress can debate that. i will focus my energies, not on the political side, but simply on the technical, security and safety side, and i think that that's going to accomplish more in helping our schools protect the children than anything else that we can do. >> finally let's bring this back to the children and those victimes in newtown. some of the families have now begun to speak out. i want to show mark and jacqueline barden. their daughter was killed in newtown, and here's what they had to say to katie couric. >> my daughter natalie was interested in asking him if he could pass some kind of legislation so that the only people that had guns were military personnel and law enforcement and if people needed guns for sport, that they could go to a range and the guns would have to stay there. that was my 10-year-old daughter. that was all her own original thought. >> she just doesn't understand how somebody could have access to walk into a school with this stuff. >> i apologize. it was their son, but what do you say to the barden family? >> i just say, my heart
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)

Terms of Use (31 Dec 2014)